Shotgun VicPD
(VicPD)

VicPD arrested a man in Burnside Gorge and seized a loaded shotgun after stopping a vehicle for a traffic offence Thursday night.

The officers stopped the vehicle in the 100-block of Gorge Road East at approximately 10:30 p.m. on September 10 after they saw a traffic offence.

There were three occupants in the vehicle, one of whom was in breach of curfew relating to previous offences including possession of a prohibited firearm.

The man was arrested and officers searched the vehicle. The search revealed a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in a badminton racquet case, shotgun ammunition, bear spray, knives and drugs.

VicPD seized all of the items and transported the man to cells. He faces various charges relating to violating conditions of his curfew along with several firearms and drug offences.

He has been held in custody to await a future court date.